Prayer After Reconciliation

What thanks do I not owe You, my God, not only for having created me, redeemed me, and called me to the bosom of Your Church, but still more for having waited for my return while I wandered from You in the miserable paths of sin; for having so often pardoned me as I pray You have done this day; and for preserving me from so many other sins, into which I should have fallen but for Your prevention.

But my enemies will not cease to tempt until death, and if You do not support me, I am lost. I shall soon begin to offend You more grievously than ever. Grant me, through the merits of Jesus Christ, the precious grace of final perseverance. The divine Saviour has assured me that whever we ask in HIs name You will grant. I entreat You, through all that Your dear Son has suffered for me, never to let me forsake You any more. I have the greatest confidence that, through my steady prayers for this grace, You will grant it, because You have promised to hear our prayers. But I fear that, in some unguarded moment, when the world seems more important, I will forget my dependence on You, fail to ask for Your help and support, and relapse into my former misery. Grant that under all my temptations I may have instant recourse to You, invoking the holy names of Jesus and Mary. Through this, my Lord, I hope to pass from this world to heaven, to love You forever, where I am sure to never be seperated from You, to be concumed in the fire of Your holy love for eternity. Amen.

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